At Maiden Erlegh we aim to make learning Mathematics an enjoyable experience. We would hope to provide the students with a warm, friendly and orderly classroom atmosphere - an environment which will make a significant difference to their motivation and overall achievement in Mathematics. To help us and the students reach their full potential, staff will always endeavour to make Mathematics challenging and demand high standards of work from all our students.
Students are set in ability groups from Year 7, and this setting is monitored regularly to ensure that the students are correctly set at all times. In class, as well as learning mathematical knowledge, the students are encouraged to develop their problem solving, communication, visualisation and logical thinking skills.
The students will also look at the application of Mathematics to everyday life. At Key Stage 4 we follow the Edexcel course.
Teachers have worked together to produce a GCSE course which offers them flexibility in their teaching, promotes varied learning approaches and gives a structure that ensures that all students have access to the necessary skills.
Outside of lessons, teachers give a lot of time to support students. There is a weekly ‘Maths Surgery’ for each key stage.
Each year students are encouraged to take part in the UK Mathematics Challenge. In the past students have had great success in this event.
Miss S Young
(Acting Curriculum Lead for Mathematics and PE)